Dengue cases cross 400 in Chandigarh

The number of chikungunya cases too have reached 58 which includes 11 fresh cases.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 2, 2016 5:16 am

The number of dengue cases recorded in the city on Saturday crossed the 400 mark, after 25 fresh cases were reported from various health Institutions in the city. The number of chikungunya cases too have reached 58 which includes 11 fresh cases.

On Saturday, a health statement said that to further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources. The numbers provided by the health department today said that they checked 6,266 houses, 2,461 coolers, 6,816 containers, and 4,413 overhead tanks. The department has also issued 31 fresh notices in the city.

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According to the health department, they are also providing free dengue testing facility at various places in the city.

Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, anti-Malaria Officer said that they are hopeful that the cases would start decreasing from October 15. “The temperature is conducive for the mosquitoes which is the reason we are getting more cases,” he said.

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